Love and Sex Irish Style: The Irish Valentine’s Day Quiz
When you hear the “Irish romantics”, do you think WB Yeats and Patrick Kavanagh? Or Miley and Fidelma rolling in the hay? We won’t judge: there’s something for everyone in our Irish Valentine’s Day quiz. Who says we don’t do romance?
What does Jimmy Snr do in Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Snapper’ after Veronica indicates that romance might not be entirely out of the question?
In 1966, the Bishop of Clonfert, Thomas Ryan, called for a public protest over “debasing and disgraceful” comments made by a newlywed woman on the ‘Late Late Show’. But what did Eileen Fox actually say?
Miley and Fidelma’s illicit 1997 roll in the hay on ‘Glenroe’ was the shift that changed the face of Ireland. But can you remember the chat-up line that preceded it?
Which of the following is not Irish slang denoting involvement in a romantic clinch?
When Leo Varadkar paid his first visit to Downing Street, he said he was reminded of a scene in ‘Love Actually‘ where Hugh Grant dances down the stairs. Which other world leader has admitted to being a bit inspired by Hugh Grant i
Who said “Love loves to love love”?
Whose dark hair wove a snare around Patrick Kavanagh’s heart on Raglan Road?
New Orleans Rose, Molly Molloy Gambel was on the receiving end of a surprise marriage proposal live on stage during the 2013 Rose of Tralee. How did she respond?
Which Irish TV show screened the first kiss between two gay men on Irish television?
When Michael Collins was in London in 1922 for the Treaty negotiations, he was spotted in
the company of a woman, prompting the newspaper headline ‘M. Collins in Downing Street with his sweetheart’. Who was the ‘sweetheart’?
Which of the following ’Oscar Wilde quotes’ about love did Oscar Wilde not actually say?
Who wrote: ‘You’re the measure of my dreams’?
In which sacred Irish location are the reputed relics of St Valentine held?
‘Never fear. We may let the _____ fall/ Confident that we have built our wall.’ What’s the
missing word in this line from the Seamus Heaney poem about love?
Which 1960 novel about the sexual awakening of two young Irish girls was banned by the
censor and publicly burnt by the author’s parish priest?